Goshen School LAND Trust Summary 2013-2014

 Goshen School LAND Trust Summary

2013-2014

Goshen Elementary had four funded Goals for the 2013-2014 school year:

Goal 1:  Goshen Elementary will increase the number of students reading at or above grade level with an emphasis on third grade.

We completed three Reading Benchmark Assessments on every student during the 2013-2014 school year.  We hired substitutes to allow the teachers’ time to complete the mid-year Reading Benchmarks.  The district provide substitutes for the fall and spring Reading Benchmark Assessments. We also hired substitutes so that our teachers could work on integrating Journey’s into their curriculum maps. 

We hired four technicians to work with small groups, individual students and to oversee our SuccessMaker and Imagine Learning software program. We held Monthly Literacy Collaboration meetings with each grade level to discuss reading and literacy needs of students. Rotating Substitutes were provided.

We met with our technicians monthly to provide support and training.  We also discussed student progress and made changes in our tutoring schedule as needed.

SAGE data for the 2013-2014 school year has not been released.  Once it is released it will be used as baseline for future reports.

Reading Benchmarks

Spring 2013

Spring 2012

First Grade

88%

87%

Second Grade

87%

81%

Third Grade

49%

69%

Fourth Grade

67%

46%

Fifth Grade

74%

77%

Sixth Grade

76%

90%

Combined 1st -6th Grades

73%

74%

 

DIBELS

Spring 2013

Mid-Year 2013

Fall 2012

First

80%

85%

51%

Second

73%

76%

85%

Third

80%

85%

71%

Grades 1-3

77%

82%

70%

 

 

End-of Year Language Arts Test

Spring 2013

Spring 2012

Second Grade

55%

81%

Third Grade

76%

81%

Fourth Grade

70%

81%

Fifth Grade

91%

96%

Sixth Grade

91%

85%

 

 

 

Goal 2: Goshen Elementary will increase the Math End of Year proficiency levels for all students.

Teachers worked on curriculum maps for math and prepared for a new district-wide math adoption.  Math fact homework sheets were sent home to help student’s math fluency.  Student’s participated in a schoolwide Math Excellence Competition in March. 

Teachers used collaboration to analyze student math data based on their common assessments.  Teachers provide re-teach, extend and enrich activities to their students.

 A trained technician worked with small groups and individuals students in math.  She also oversaw our Success Maker Math computer program.

SAGE data for the 2013-2014 school year has not been released.  Once it is released it will be used as baseline for future reports

End of Year Math Test

2013

2012

Second

69%

76%

Third

80%

92%

Fourth

77%

89%

Fifth

91%

93%

Sixth

86%

82%

Goal 3:  Goshen Elementary will increase student science knowledge and abilities.

Because of the new SAGE WRITING requirements, grade level teams did not meet to integrate the science core into their curriculum maps.  We focused on understanding the new writing requirements.  We will be integrating our science core during the 2014-2015 school year.

SAGE data for the 2013-2014 school year has not been released.  Once it is released it will be used as baseline for future reports.

End of Year Science Test

2013

2012

Fourth

76%

79%

Fifth

91%

95%

Sixth

86%

87%

No Trustlands money was spent on this goal.

Goal 4: Goshen Elementary will implement the Utah State Fine Arts Core into every grade level

During 2013-2014 our school focused on Dance.  We worked with the District Dance Curriculum Specialist to learn the dance curriculum.  She helped our teachers by teaching dance vocabulary and modeling integrated lessons in first through sixth grades.  Teachers were provided with substitutes so they could collaborate with the district specialist to create six integrated dance lessons in first through sixth grades. Teachers also taught their lessons and received feedback from the district specialist.

As a school, we collaborated on how-to best support reporting of student participation in fine arts integrated assignments.  We are reporting dance as a participation/non-participation grade on report cards.  Goshen’s fifth and sixth grade teachers have included this on their report cards for the 2013-2014 school year. The remaining grades will include it next year.

The district received a fine arts grant and schools were allotted funds to purchase supplies to help teachers integrate fine arts.  This year we are purchasing supplies to help teachers integrate dance.  The district dance specialist is collaborating with our school to help us make wise and lasting purchases.

Grade

Integrated Dance Lessons (January –April 2014) Taught

Non-Integrated Dance Lessons (January –April 2014) Taught

Number of Integrated Dance Lessons Completed with District Dance Specialist

Kindergarten

20

0

0

First

5

0

6

Second

7

1

6

Third

4

1

6

Fourth

6

0

6

Fifth

9

7

6

Sixth

6

1

6

 

Technology:

We used Trustland money to purchase Chrome Books for schoolwide use and calculators for our sixth grades. The chrome books are used by every grade level.  Kindergarten through third grades teachers check them out to use for small group centers during guided reading.  Fourth through Sixth grades use them whole class and small group work.  Students are using the chrome books for reading, writing and math.

We appreciate the help of our School Community Council in reaching these goals.

PTA Fun Run & Carnival

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Breakfast
Breakfast
Carnival
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Basket Auction

An early Saturday "Fun Run" was the start to a wonderful morning of activities for the PTA fundraiser at our school. There were races for the walkers and the serious runners who participated. Following the race there was a pancake breakfast and fun carnival for the children. 

Thank you to our PTA, parents and teachers who helped make this event such a success!

The Ned Show Comes to Goshen School

The Ned Show
The Ned Show
The Ned Show

The NED Show was a fun assembly for the students at Goshen Elementary School. NED is a loveable cartoon character whose name is an acronym for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. Teachers love that NED is simple, relatable and kid-focused. The school also enjoyed the YoYo tricks that were used during the assembly.

School Community Council Notes (September 25, 2014) and October 2014 Agenda

Goshen School’s

School Community Council

Agenda for Oct. 28th, 14

1.  Review of our school’s testing results from last year.

2.  Discuss SLO’s (student learning objectives)

3.  Open discussion – ideas – concerns – suggestions

 ***Note: Review goal #2 on this years School Improvement Plan and come to our next meeting (Nov. 25th,) prepared to discuss any    changes, deletions, or additions that you’d like to make to that goal for next year!    

 

Minutes from our September School Community Council Meeting  (3:40 p.m.)

We watched a power-point presentation on the responsibilities that school community council members have. Everyone was given copies of the following; Goshen School’s - School Improvement Plan, the laws governing school community councils, s.c.c. training handouts, a list of s.c.c. members and their e-mail addresses and a copy of our academic assessment calendar.

       We also did/discussed the following;

*Eric Hazelet was nominated to be the committee chair by Joanie Burningham and the nomination was seconded by Amy Staheli – the voting was unanimous to elect him.

*Leslie Baguley was nominated to be the committee vice-chair by Eric Hazelet and the nomination was seconded by Rachel Pipkin – the voting was unanimous to elect her.

*We discussed how the Trust Lands money was spent last year.

* Our school theme for the year, “Be a Bucket Filler” was discussed.

*We discussed and signed off on our schools, “Title One Plan.”

*We discussed some future district community council meetings.

*We discussed the possibility of having a reading carnival and our current “Road to Success Reading Program.”

*Box Top wars were briefly mentioned

Joanie Burningham made a motion that the meeting be adjorned until Oct. 28th, the motioned was seconded by Amy Staheli. The voting was unanimous to adjourn the meeting at  4:47 p.m.

Sign up for SEP Conference

SEP Conference will be held on Wednesday, Sept 24th from 2:30-9:30 pm.
Please schedule your appointments on our SEP ONLINE SCHEDULER.
It is found on the Goshen Website Home Page. Click on the link and follow the instructions
to schedule your appointments. If you have questions please call 801-667-3361
Thank you!

School Community Council 2014-2015

School Community Council Members Faculty Members E- Mail

Lynette DeGraffenried (Principal) l.degraffenried@nebo.edu

Leslie Baguley leslie.baguley@nebo.edu

Joanie Burningham joanie.burningham@nebo.edu

Ron Jensen ron.jensen@nebo.edu

Parent Members E-Mail

Eric Hazelet haze_8@digis.net

Sheryl Hazelet haze_8@digis.net

Amy Staheli (P.T.A. Rep) kelamys@aol.com

Rachel Pipkin rachellymarie@hotmail.com

Claudia Linan claudiaduran24@gmail.com

Natalie Mabey nataliemabey@gmail.com

PEAK Award Winner: Mrs. Oberg

Congratulations Mrs. Oberg!!!!

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Nebo School District Board Meeting, Mrs. Oberg received the PEAK Award. (Positive Energy and Kindness Award)

“For the last 11 years, Brenda has been the first SMILING face you see as you enter the building, and usually the last STILL SMILING face as you leave. I truly believe that Brenda Oberg sets a positive and caring tone for our entire school and community. What's truly amazing is that she continues SMILING even after the countless and stressful hours that she puts in. Brenda is also the champion of Goshen's Education Fair.”

“Brenda exemplifies the PEAK Award! Her dedication to Goshen Elementary is legendary! Her attention to detail is magical - she knows every student’s first and last name. She can take care of a scraped knee or monkey-bar blistered hand and bring the smiles back. Brenda helps teachers and staff - answering their leave portal and Kelly Services questions with great patience and kindness. She truly understands what it means to ‘BE THE MAGIC.’"
(She was nominated by Mr. Jason Dickie and Mrs. DeGraffenried)

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